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Ceasing the use of the highest priority critically important antimicrobials does not adversely affect production, health or welfare parameters on dairy cows

A. Turner, D. Tisdall, D.C. Barrett, S. Wood, A. Dowsey and K.K. Reyher | Veterinary Record | April 2018
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in production animal medicine is an area of increasing concern and steps have already been taken to reduce antimicrobial (AM) usage in production animals…

The impact of early life nutrition and housing on growth and reproduction in dairy cattle

G. Curtis, C. McGregor Argo, D. Jones and D. Grove-White | PLOS ONE | February 2018
Rearing dairy heifers involves significant financial outlay, which has been said to account for approximately 20% of total on-farm costs…

Dairy industry - Cow milking facility

Comparative effectiveness of individualised homeopathy and antibiotics in the treatment of bovine clinical mastitis: randomised controlled trial

D. Keller and A. Sundrum | Veterinary Record | April 2018
Mastitis is one of the main reasons for antimicrobial use in dairy production. In the context of concern over anti-microbial resistance, alternative treatments for mastitis, including homeopathy, are becoming increasingly popular, particularly on organic farms…

black and white holstein friesian cow grazing in grassland.

Risk of iatrogenic damage to the sciatic nerve in dairy cattle

R. M. Kirkwood, J.G. Remnant, R.M. Payne, A.M. Murphy and W. Wapenaar | Veterinary Record | November 2017
Damage to the sciatic nerve in cattle can lead to pain, lameness, and paralysis and therefore is a cause of concern for both welfare and productivity. Clinical texts indicate that sciatic nerve damage can be caused by intramuscular injections into the gluteal region with recommendations that gluteal or caudal thigh regions are not used for intramuscular injection in thin or young animals…